by Sueda Akkor
4, 2008 – April 30, 2008
Women’s Club of Vancouver
The Gallery at Hycroft
1489 McRae Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.
(@ Granville and 16 th)
additional viewing times, call the Gallery at Hycroft @
Vancouver Turkish-Canadian Society proudly presents the
documentary film night, and would like to welcome you at
Pacific Cinematheque, 1131 Howe Street where two documentaries
will be showing.
April 27th, 2008, Event Starts At: 2:15 p.m.
Donation min. $5.00
LAND OF EXODUS AND BEAUTY
Dr. BAHAR CINARLI
30' / Documentary
Turkish & English with English subtitles where necessary
Web address: http://www.landofexodusandbeauty.com/
Bahar Çinarli with Mr. Vurgun
film introduce the viewer to Guzelyurt, a charming Turkish
village in Central Anatolia, where the filmmaker interviews
local descendants of Turkish people who were forced to migrate
from Thessalonica Greece, during The 1923 Population Exchange.
In a series of colorful narratives, subjects in the film
retrace the steps of their forefathers on their historic
journey from Greece to Turkey. The film is also sympathetic
to the plight of the Greeks who were forced to leave Guzelyurt,
a Turkish village that remains, to this day, home to spectacular
Christian-Orthodox churches and other historic structures.
the historian, the film compassionately explores the historic
facts behind The 1923 Turkish-Greek Population Exchange
and the human struggle for home and identity that it created.
Shot in Turkey, it is fascinating to watch for the modern
traveler, for its beautiful scenery and images, and the
authentic and sympathetic characters that it introduces.
Throughout traditional Turkish music enriches this documentarian
delight. This film is requested and catalogued by many North
GUEST: Dr. Bahar Cinarli
Lovely Turkish food will be served along with the samples
of Turkish, Greek & Jewish music.
64' / Documentary / English
At a time when millions were murdered before the eyes of
an indifferent world, there were some men, and at times,
some governments, who chose to act - not for praise, not
for glory, but in the name of simple human decency. In doing
so, they dispelled the myths that people were powerless
to resist the Nazis.
Desperate Hours tells the stories of those precious
few who, in the face of utter darkness, never lost their
sight. In telling these little known stories from WWII,
the film documents this moment in time, when groups of Muslims,
Jews and Christians all worked together to save lives.
Hours" is a documentary film about Turkey's efforts
to rescue Jews from the Holocaust. It reveals how Turkish
diplomats put their lives at risk to save Jews being shipped
to concentration camps. As Germany began excluding Jews
from university and professional positions, Turkey welcomed
them. This experience was similar to the earlier Ottoman
acceptance of the Jews expelled from Spain in 1492.
researching the film, Barrett interviewed historians,
diplomats, clergy and survivors in the United States, Turkey,
Italy and Israel. Michael Berenbaum, director of
the Center for the Study of the Holocaust and Ethics at
the University of Judaism, Los Angeles, served as the film's
executive producer, writer and historian.
Hours" was recently named "best documentary"
at the 2003 D.C. Independent Film Festival. The Washington
Jewish Week film review described the film as "well
written" with an "uplifting message
ANADOLU / APRIL 2008